Tina Datta Biography – an Indian actress who Famous as “Ichcha” on TV

Tina Datta is an Indian actress and model known for her work in Hindi television. She rose to fame for playing Ichcha in the drama series Uttaran for which she won the Producers Guild Award for Best Actress. She went on to participate in stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and reality series Bigg Boss 16.

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Real Name: Tina Datta
Profession: Indian Actress
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal
Famous Role: Ichcha
Age: 31

Tina Datta (born 27 November 1991) is an Indian actress and model known for her work in Hindi television. She rose to fame for playing Ichcha in the drama series Uttaran for which she won the Producers Guild Award for Best Actress. She went on to participate in stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and reality series Bigg Boss 16.

Tina Datta Biography
Tina Datta Biography
Tina Datta Biography
Born 27 November 1991 (age 31)

Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Meghmala Roy Education Center
  • St. Paul’s Boarding and Day School
  • University of Calcutta
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Known for
  • Uttaran
  • Bigg Boss 16

Life and Family (Tina Datta Biography)

Datta was born in Kolkata on 27 November 1991 to Madhumita Datta and Tapan Datta. She has an elder brother named Debraj.

Datta is an avid yoga and pilates enthusiast. During the lockdown, she decided to switch from functional and weight training to yoga. Additionally, the actress is well-versed in pole dancing and kickboxing.

Tina_Datta with her Family
Tina Datta with her Family


Child artist and early roles (1996–2008)

Datta made her debut at the age of five with the show Sister Nivedita. A year later, she made her film debut as a child artist with the Bengali film Pita Maata Santan. She went on to act in many Bengali films some of which are Dus Number Bari and Sagarkanya. She has also acted in several Bengali television series one of which being Khela. Datta starred in Rituparno Ghosh‘s film Chokher Bali alongside Aishwarya Rai. She further played young Lalita in Vidya Balan and Saif Ali Khan‘s 2005 cult movie Parineeta. Datta auditioned for the role in Kolkata and Pradeep Sarkar, who was looking for a Bengali face to play the role really liked her and said she was perfect for the role. In 2008, she starred in the Bengali mythology drama television series Durga where she played Kumkum Roy Choudhary.

Breakthrough and Recognition (2009–2021)

From 2009 to 2015, Datta starred as Ichcha Bundela and Meethi Bundela opposite Nandish Sandhu and Mrunal Jain in Uttaran, the third longest-running Indian television series of Colors TV. Her performance earned her widespread acclaim and several accolades including the Producers Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

In 2016, she participated in Colors TV’s stunt-based reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 where she finished at the 12th position. From 2017 to 2018, Datta played Dhamini in the mythology drama Karmaphal Daata Shani. From 2018 to 2019, she portrayed Jhanvi Mourya and Kundani Roy in &TV’s paranormal romance drama series Daayan.

In 2020, she played Ketki Maheshwari opposite Rajeev Khandelwal in ZEE5’s crime thriller web series Naxalbari which revolves around an STF agent who goes on a mission to suppress the revival of a Naxal uprising in Gadchiroli. India Today said, “Tina Datta breathes a fresh aura into Ketki, a translator who works with government agencies.” She won the Global Fame Award for Best OTT Debut for her portrayal in the series. In 2021, Datta made her music video debut by starring in Mika Singh‘s Bengali song Durga Maa Elo Re.

Bigg Boss and further work (2022–present)

From 2022 to 2023, she participated in Colors TV’s captive reality show Bigg Boss 16. She finished at the eighth place after spending 119 days in the house. Datta was the second highest-paid contestant of the season. In 2023, she portrayed Surili Ahuja Banerjee in Sony TV‘s Hum Rahe Na Rahe Hum opposite Jay Bhanushali.

Media image (Tina Datta Biography)

Datta was ranked 19th in Times of Indias Most Desirable Women List 2019.

In 2023, Datta walked as a showstopper for Shivayu at Jaipur Couture Week and Eunoia at the Pune Times Fashion Week.



Year Title Role Language
1997 Pita Maata Santan Child artist Bengali
2003 Tharak
2003 Chokher Bali Manorama
2005 Parineeta Young Lalita Roy Hindi
2008 Chirodini Tumi Je Amar Priyanka Bengali
Tina Datta Biography
Tina Datta Biography


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sister Nivedita Child artist
2007 Khela Hiya / Saira
2008 Durga Kumkum Roy Choudhary
I Laugh You Herself
2009 Koi Aane Ko Hai Paromita Roy
2009–2015 Uttaran Ichcha Bundela / Meethi Bundela
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 Contestant 12th place
2017–2018 Karmaphal Daata Shani Dhamini
2018–2019 Daayan Jhanvi Mourya / Kundani Roy
2022–2023 Bigg Boss 16 Contestant 8th place
2023 Hum Rahe Na Rahe Hum Surili Ahuja Banerjee

Special appearances

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Comedy Circus Herself
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil
2015–2019 Box Cricket League Player 4 seasons
2015 Comedy Classes Herself
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao
2021 Bigg Boss 14

Web series

Year Title Role
2020 Naxalbari Ketki Maheshwari

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s)
2021 Durga Maa Elo Re Mika Singh, Anuradha Juju

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Work Result
2009 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Uttaran Nominated
2010 Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated
Producers Guild Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Won
2023 Iconic Gold Awards Best Dressed Reality Star of the Year Bigg Boss 16 Won

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